Once upon a time, making a statement with your jewellery choices meant opting for precious stones. The biggest statement you could make was through a Diamond, a status symbol which spoke of wealth and prestige. But these days, the biggest talking point when it comes to jewellery is the statement necklace, and this is, more often than not, a glorious piece of costume jewellery. The newest name on the blog when it comes to costume jewellery that dazzles and delights is BIJOU BIJOU, a company that definitely comes under my ‘currently I’m loving’ tag.
BIJOU BIJOU is a veritable treasure trove of designer costume jewellery. Stocking designers such as Maria Black and Estella Bartlett, as well as its own brand of beautiful pieces, BIJOU BIJOU is definitely a site to bookmark, especially with the ‘C’ word just around the corner (yes, I am talking Christmas…how many weeks until the big day now?). All of their jewellery pieces come wonderfully packaged in trademark black boxes which mean you can immediately give these as a gift without needing to rush out for a gift bag.
I have been living in, and loving, the BIJOU BIJOU golden chain fringe necklace with black tassels. This ethnic/boho style necklace is currently out of stock in black, but you can grab a bargain with the multi-coloured option which is just gorgeous. The body of the necklace is a gold, nickel free chain effect which is substantial, but not too heavy around the neck. The tassels hang from hooks on the end of the chain and give the necklace that stand-out statement feel. The whole effect is of a collar style, making this look fabulous when worn over a crew neck, or even high necked halter style top of dress.
Because of the stand out, striking look of this necklace, it is the perfect piece to dress up any outfit or look. It could be worn over a t-shirt with a pair of jeans like I wore it below, and it would totally lift the outfit. The necklace is a versatile piece too, wear it over a simple shift dress of any colour and this could transform an outfit from a day to night look. The necklace can even be worn over black, as the gold lifts the look enough to still create a dramatic look.
The length of the necklace is 30cm, and it does have an extender chain on the fastening, which can change the look of the necklace from a choker/collar effect, to a more traditional necklace style.